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Hamas
Party leader Ismail Haniya
Parliamentary leader
Founded 1987
Headquarters Gaza City
Political ideology Islamism
Antisemitism
Political position
International affiliation Muslim Brotherhood
Color(s) green
Website hamas.ps
Hamas

Hamas (Arabic: حركة حماس "zeal") is a radical Islamic political and terrorist organization in Gaza and the West Bank known for their usage -en masse- of civilians as human shields.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] The group is regarded as a terrorist organization by the United States, the EU, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Jordan and moderate Islamic leader Faisal Abdul Rauf. The name Hamas is an acronym of Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya (Islamic Resistance Movement). Hamas combines "Palestinian" nationalism with Islamic fundamentalism, and "regards the territory of the present-day State of Israel — as well as the Gaza Strip and the West Bank — as an inalienable Islamic waqf or religious bequest, which can never be surrendered to non-Muslims."[10] Overview:[11]

Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip since it defeated Fatah in elections and expelled its members by killing about 500 of them, between the years 2006 and 2007, learned from Hezbollah how to achieve gains on the conflict against the “Zionist enemy”. Hamas has adopted Hezbollah modus operandi using civilians as “human shields”. Few years ago the IDF published how it looks in the Shiite village of Al-Khiyam in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah has placed the weapon depots dozen meters from schools in the crowded center of the village. Over the years, Hamas enjoyed wide assistance of training and consultancy from Hezbollah and applied the same methodology in Gaza. An underground, well concreted City was dug in Gaza, Where Hamas militants were hiding, while a single shelter was not built for the citizens. Gaza villages, as in Southern Lebanon, became military compounds including armories, headquarters, intelligence positions, rocket launching positions, etc. All these were spread throughout the village according to the terrain analysis: observation posts on high positions controlling the roads below, important assets such as command centers and weapons warehouses in the most crowded or sensitive sites such as hospitals, schools and mosques. During an escalation, rockets are being launched from the hidden positions that were dug in advance – within or under homes, schools, mosques and various religious centers.

More:[12]

1. Societal Abuse Hamas has forcefully taken over Gaza, and has summarily executed 500+ political opponents by throwing them from skyscraper rooftops. Hamas carries out arbitrary arrests, torture and executions, by accusing and convicting suspected anti-Hamas Palestinians as "collaborators." During July/August 2014 Hamas performed at least 55 executions of civilians. Hamas has arbitrarily arrested and/or detained at least 2,970 people since seizing control of Gaza. 200+ cases of torture by Hamas have been documented since 2011.

2. Child Abuse Hamas perpetuates a culture of militarization in which younger children are revered as holier martyrs. Hamas runs summer camps for children as young as 6 years old, which include activities like crawling under barbed wire fences with assault rifles and viewing simulated kidnappings of Israeli soldiers.

160 child laborers allegedly died during Hamas’ construction of cross-border tunnels between Gaza and Israel. Hamas spokesman: "Human rights education dangerously contravenes Palestinian and Islamic culture" and "brainwashes Palestinian children."

3. Corruption Hamas raises billions of dollars, pockets most of it, and with what's left, builds tens of millions of dollars' worth of tunnels under homes, schools and hospitals. It diverted an estimated $30-90 million’s worth of building materials from construction projects to build three dozen tunnels into Israel to use for terrorist acts. Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, with personal net worth of $2.6 billion, calls the shots of the military engagement in Gaza while living comfortably at a 5-star hotel in Qatar.

4. Human Rights Abuses Hamas morality police punish women .. Women in Gaza are unable to initiate divorce. Only males may press incest charges. Rapists can be set free if they agree to marry their victims. Homosexuality is entirely outlawed by Hamas, with a punishment of up to ten years in jail.

5. Disregard for Life Hamas camouflages its combatants in civilian clothes, turning all Gazans into potential IDF targets. Hamas glorifies martyrdom as a high calling, intentionally drawing Palestinian civilians into danger by firing rockets at Israel from civilian population centers. Hamas has been known to physically prevent civilians from evacuating targeted buildings. Hamas implements a "dead-baby strategy" by strategically trying to have as many as possible Palestinian babies killed, in order to use the photos to raise finances and political collateral. Hamas declared that all Israelis – including civilian men, women and children – are legitimate targets of missile attacks. Hamas frequently misfires rockets which land in Gaza, destroying buildings and killing innocent Palestinians. Hamas booby-traps homes, schools, and hospitals with explosives. "Work accidents" sometimes kill civilians.

Hamas in August 2014 booby-trapped a United Nations clinic in Gaza by hiding 12 barrels containing 80 kg. of explosives each in a wall, and then using a child to lure Israeli soldiers into the building. The explosives detonated and three soldiers died.

Hamas charter commits the group to the destruction of Israel, the replacement of the Palestinian Authority with an Islamic state on the West Bank and Gaza, and to raising "the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine."

Before Arab Spring, Hamas had its headquarters in Damascus, Syria under the protection and support of that country's dictator, Bashar al-Assad though Assad broke ties with Hamas when Hamas backed the anti-Christian Free Syrian Army.. Hamas also receives much support from theocratic Iran.

From the Jihadi-genocidal Hamas charter:[13]

Article 7: "The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: "The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him."" [Page 4]

Name

Hamas is an acronym of the Arabic phrase حركة المقاومة الاسلامية, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or "Islamic Resistance Movement". Ami Isseroff on MidEast web states that the acronym is also the Arabic word for "zeal".[14]

Its noted personalities have called for genocide of Jews.[15] [16][17]

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History

A Nazi flag appears at a Pro-Palestinian rally during the 2021 Hamas war.[18]

Hamas was founded by terrorist Sheik Ahmed Yassin as the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's local political arm in December 1987, following the outbreak of the first intifada. Hamas published its official charter in 1988. From the 1990s it achieved notoriety for its use of the tactic of suicide bombing, principally against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas members started carrying out terrorist attacks starting in the late 1980s, at first in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The first Hamas suicide bombing took place on April 26, 1993, when Saher al-tamam attacked two Israeli buses in front of a coffee shop in Mehola, killing and injuring several Israelis. It is believed to have killed more than 1500 people in more than 350 separate terrorist attacks since then.

Opinion of Fatah

It also set itself in opposition to the secular Fatah movement. In the 2006 elections to the Palestinian Authority legislature Hamas gained a majority of seats; its government was dissolved in June 1997 by "Palestinian" president Mahmoud Abbas following the military takeover by Hamas of the Gaza Strip after several days of fighting between Hamas and Fatah.

On the other hand, Hamas has also cooperated with the Fatah in its campaign of terror against Israel. For example, after the failure of the 2000 peace talks former leader of the Fatah movement Yasir Arafat ordered Hamas to start launching attacks against Israel.[19] In his later years Arafat also sought to create an leadership organization which would have included the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements.[20]

Islam

Like the Muslim Brotherhood, which Hamas branched off from, Hamas believes the rules of Islam, or the Sharia to be a sufficient guide for all areas of life. Since Hamas sees Islam as a sufficient guide for all areas in life, and as a way of life, they, as the Covenant of Hamas says, tries to make Islam its program.[21]

Freemasons, Lions Club and the Rotarians

Hamas views the Freemasons, Lions Club, and the Rotarians as groups that help support Zionist interests, and it believes that they were created with Zionist money and are driving forces behind the drug trade and alcoholism.[21]

Anti-Semitism

The group has anti-Semitic beliefs such as Jews as plotting to control the world, Jews acquire wealth by stealing, that the Jews control the media, government and finance.[22] Also, the co-creator of Hamas engaged in Holocaust denial by claiming that the Holocaust is the greatest of "lies" created by the Zionists.[23]

Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades

In 1991, Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades became the armed branch of the group Hamas. It is names after Ezzedeen Al-Qassam, an Islamic militant who was killed in 1935. The stated goals of the brigade are as follows: to fight Israel, take over Israel, and invoke a spirit of Jihad among the "Palestinians". The group is made up of many different cells. Secrecy is important, and sometimes cells do not know what other cells are doing. The group said by September 2000, more than 800 of its members had been killed. The leader of the militant wing is Muhamad Deif.[24]

Chemical weapons plan

In 2002 author wrote:[25]

On the eve of the publication of this book, the GSS reported that the terrorist organizations were preparing a mega-attack using chemical weapons. One of the ideas that Hamas was thinking about concerned a particularly satanic plan - to poison the water wells of the State of Israel. The GSS wondered if Hamas was familiar with the history of the Palestinian national movement and are trying to recreate 'Operation Atlas.'

The "Atlas" file still lies in the archives of the British Secret Service, the MI-5. Yellowing pages... including the reports of the original agents, the encrypted telegrams, the transmissions that were intercepted and deciphered, the transcripts of the interrogations and reports summarizing the affair in 1944, in the caves of Wadi Qelt. When examining the equipment brought with them by the terrorists from Germany, they discovered, along with the wireless devices, food, weapons and gold coins, several round cans containing a substance that looked like flour. The cans were sent to the lab. The results were unequivocal: it was a substance called 'oxygen arsenic.' Extremely deadly poison. A very small amount of it, actually a very small particle of a gram, is enough to kill a person...


Social Programs

Hamas conducts numerous social welfare actions, known as Dawa, including relief and education programs, school funding, soup kitchens, and sports leagues. These programs are viewed as propaganda and recruitment exercises, or both. In December 2001, the Bush administration seized the assets of the Holy Land Foundation, the largest Muslim charity in the United States, upon finding proof it was funding Hamas.[26]

2005 and on

Instead of agreeing to peace, and appreciating Israel's 2005 give away, Hamas has only taken advantage and got more emboldened in murderous aims, plans and routine, it has also turned the then vastly developed land, turning it into terror infrastructure. In a reversal of “beating their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks” (Isaiah 2:4), Hamas instead has used life-giving agricultural into weapons

Experts:[7]

When Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip in August 2005, it evacuated over nine thousand Israeli citizens living in 25 Jewish villages with the hope of encouraging the creation of an independent Palestinian state that would live in peace alongside Israel. 

The Israeli government left behind a highly-developed area, which could have served as the backbone of a prosperous economy. The sum of the exports from the Israeli greenhouses came to $200 million a year. The combined assets of Gush Katif (the largest Israeli village in the Gaza Strip at the time) were estimated at $23 billion.

Rather than reciprocate and use the infrastructure Israel left to the Palestinians, Hamas felt emboldened enough to violently take over the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian Authority in 2007. In a reversal of “beating their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks” (Isaiah 2:4), Hamas instead has used life-giving agricultural machinery and irrigation pipes to create rockets and weapons of slaughter.

Hamas is a hybrid terrorist organization with well-developed social, political and military wings. As the ruling regime in the Gaza Strip, Hamas needs to run schools, mosques, hospitals, and other social services for its residents. As a military wing (called the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades), Hamas has committed over 90 suicide and bombing attacks and has launched over 20,000 rocket and mortar attacks that have killed over 650 innocent Israeli civilians.

Hamas has established an orderly paramilitary framework with brigades, battalions, companies, and platoons as well as dedicated units, including intelligence, commando and cyber units. Its arsenal includes thousands of rockets and missiles at their disposal, as well as dozens of kilometers of tunnels often built underneath highly-sensitive areas in the Gaza Strip such as hospitals. Rockets have even been found underneath UNRWA schools.

Over time, Hamas has used its mandate to make the Gaza Strip into a base for terrorism. The money that it gets from Israel and Qatar is not used for the welfare of its citizens, but to increase its military capability by digging more tunnels and increasing its missile ranges and explosive payloads. At the same time, Israel has developed technologies to decrease collateral damage and protect the lives of innocent civilians.

In a 2012 example in eliminating a terror master, it was explained:[27]

... For sure Hamas carries out good deeds among the Palestinian poor in Gaza, with clinics and soup kitchens, but this is largely an attempt to indoctrinate them in anti-Semitic hatred by a political leadership that gives the armed wing its strategic marching orders.

The core fighters of the military wing number several hundreds of men, trained in Iran and Syria, but there another 10,000 people who facilitate their evil deeds.

Hamas is not some benign conservative religious party. The 2012 list of its regular human rights abuses compiled by the organisation Human Rights Watch runs to 42 pages, and includes beating people with iron bars, 102 cases of torture, and the hanging of anyone suspected of collaborating with the Israelis.

Their fighters employ child suicide bombers and use Palestinian civilians as human shields. This is the organisation to which Jaberi devoted the last decades of his violent life.

Jaberi, for example, is believed to have been involved in the suicide bombing of a No 6 bus in the Israeli settlement of Kfar Darom in 1995 that killed eight and wounded 60 others.

Popularity

Hamas is still fairly popular among many "Palestinian" people, but it is not as popular as it was at one point in time. Their total unwillingness to negotiate with the nation of Israel has weakened Hamas's support. The people are starting to get weary of the violence there. [28]

In January 2006 the political wing of Hamas won many seats in the "Palestinian" elections.[29]

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"Palestinians" inspect homes destroyed near the border with Egypt in Gaza, 2009.

Mosab Hassan Yousef

The revelation that Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founder and leader of the "Palestinian" terrorist group Hamas, had spied for Israel for 10 years, and that he had also converted to Christianity, sent reverberations through the Middle East. Mosab worked alongside his father in the West Bank from the second Intifada to the current stalemate, and during that time he became one of the top spies for Israel's internal security arm, the Shin Bet.

The younger Mr. Yousef's disillusionment with Hamas and Islam came as a result of his continued exposure to Hamas cruelty in prison. In 1996, Mosab was arrested by the Israelis for buying weapons, and while he was beaten and tortured badly in custody, he was more shocked by the way the maj'd, Hamas's security wing, dealt with other prisoners in the Megiddo prison in northern Israel. By agreeing to work with the Shin Bet, he got out of prison early.

"Every day, there was screaming; every night, torture. Hamas was torturing its own people!" he writes. The Muslims he met in jail "bore no resemblance to my father" and "were mean and petty . . . bigots and hypocrites."

The Shin Bet approached him in prison after his arrest and asked him to spy for Israel, and being a double agent appealed to him as a way of gaining revenge on Israel from the inside. He accepted and stayed on Shin Bet's payroll for a decade, and in the early years they encouraged him to study and be a model son.[30]

According to a review by New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg of Mosab's book, Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices,

Mosab hated the Jews. He cheered when Saddam Hussein fired 39 Scud missiles at Israel during the 1991 Gulf War, and was disappointed when Israel wasn't destroyed. He wanted Hamas to seize back all the land of "Palestine" from the Jews. But in 1996, at the age of 18, he was arrested by the Israelis for buying automatic weapons to kill Jews. He was sent to an Israeli prison. There he was stunned at what he saw: Muslims torturing Muslims. "I had never heard a human being scream like that guy did. What could he have done to deserve that." (p.97)

Months later, after being released from Israeli prison, Mosab was walking past the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Someone [a British cab driver] -- not knowing who he was -- invited him to a Bible study. Curious, he attended. They studied the New Testament, and gave Mosab a copy to read for himself.

I began at the beginning [in the Gospel According to Matthew], and when I got to the Sermon on the Mount, I thought, Wow, this guy Jesus is really impressive! Everything He says is beautiful! I couldn't put the book down. Every verse seemed to touch a deep wound in my life. It was a very simple message, but somehow it had the power to heal my soul and give me hope. Then I read this: `You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.' (Matthew 5:43-45)....I was thunderstruck by these words. Never before had I heard anything like this, but I knew that this was the message I had been searching for all my life." Five years earlier, I would have read the words of Jesus and thought, What an idiot! and thrown the Bible away....But now, everything Jesus said on the pages of this book made perfect sense to me. Overwhelmed, I started to cry." (p.122-123) [31]

"I converted to Christianity because I was convinced by Jesus Christ as a character, as a personality. I loved him, his wisdom, his love, his unconditional love. I didn't leave [the Islamic] religion to put myself in another box of religion."[32]

After the deceased PLO chief Yasser Arafat turned down the Israeli offer of 90% of the West Bank with East Jerusalem as the capital of a new "Palestinian" state, an outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 led to Mosab being fully activated as a spy.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Matthew Kaminski reported,

Mr. Yousef tells me that he was horrified by the pointless violence unleashed by politicians willing to climb "on the shoulders of poor, religious people." He says Palestinians who heeded the call "were going like a cow to the slaughterhouse, and they thought they were going to heaven." So, as he writes in the book, "At the age of twenty-two, I became the Shin Bet's only Hamas insider who could infiltrate Hamas's military and political wings, as well as other Palestinian factions."

The motivation, he says, was to save lives.

"I'd seen enough killing. I was a witness to lots of death . . . Saving a human life was something really, really beautiful . . . no matter who they are. Not only Israeli people owe me their lives. I guarantee many terrorists, many Palestinian leaders, owe me their lives—or in other words they owe my Lord their lives."

His handler—a "Captain Loai," now retired from the Shin Bet—corroborated many of these stories to Haaretz. The paper said the Shin Bet considered Mr. Yousef "the most reliable and most senior agent."[30]

Gideon Ezra, formerly deputy leader of Shin Bet and now a member of the Knesset for the Kadima party, told BBC World Service that Mosab had been one of its agents. Mosab Hassan Yousef was considered Shin Bet's most reliable source in the Hamas leadership, earning himself the nickname "the Green Prince". One of his Israeli "handlers" told the paper that he had saved many lives, with one of his insights "worth 1,000 hours of thought by top experts" "The amazing thing is that none of his actions were done for money".

Mosab Hassan Yousef converted to Christianity, and he later moved to the United States in 2007.[33]

The United States is currently in the process of determining whether he qualifies for political asylum, as Islam demands the death of those who leave the ideology.

In an Associated Press interview, Mosab stated,

"To be honest with you, being killed is not the worst thing that can happen." "I know this is very dangerous and this will offend many people. The more you follow the steps of the prophet of Islam and the God of Islam, the more you get close to being a terrorist." Later adding, "Muslims are good people. But their God is absolutely bad."

Sheik Hassan Yousef said in a letter that his family had renounced "the one who was once our eldest son, who is called Mosab."[34]

With Taliban

In August, 2021, with Taliban advancing, Hamas congratulated them and invoked the so called "struggle" term. It cheered them on their "victory" obver the US.[35]

See also

External links

References

  1. Operation Cast Lead: Hamas’s Human Shields. Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  2. Katz, Yaakov (March 15, 2010). 'Hamas used kids as human shields'. The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  3. Does Hamas use civilians as human shields?. 4 News. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  4. Fredericks, Bob (August 5, 2014). Hamas’ disturbing ‘human shields’ manual. New York Post. May 2, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  5. UN report outlines how Hamas used kids as human shields. New York Post. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  6. Wilson, Joe (May 31, 2018). The inhumanity of Hamas' human shields. Washington Times. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The need for a Marshall Plan in the Gaza Strip Bradley Martin and Dr. Liram Koblentz-Stenzler - - The Washington Times, May 18, 2021.
  8. Hamas admits using civilians as human shields, All Arab News Staff, June 9, 2021.
    Israel accuses Hamas of double war crimes for such fighting – firing at Israeli civilians from within civilian population centers.

    In a speech to the head of the Hamas political bureau in Gaza after the end of the war between Hamas and Israel last month, Yahya Sinwar admitted that his organization has several military headquarters embedded in residential buildings – something Israel has been accusing the organization of all along.

    Hamas has always denied the existence of military and security headquarters among Gaza residents. This contradicts videos published by the Israeli army which indicate that rockets were launched from among the residential areas.

    Now, in a video that is making its way around the media, Sinwar admits as much...
  9. Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) Tweeted: Hamas arrests 20-year-old Mustafa Asfour, from Khan Yunis, after he criticized Hamas for storing weapons in residential areas in the Gaza Strip. August 8, 2021.
    Hamas arrests Palestinian for criticizing the policy of storing weapons in residential centers. Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Israel 365 News, Aug 9, 2021. Israeli Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh tweeted on Sunday that Hamas arrested 20-year-old Mustafa Asfour, from Khan Yunis, after he criticized Hamas for storing weapons in residential areas in the Gaza Strip.
    Hillel Neuer's tweet - "20-year-old Mustafa Asfour of Gaza did something our Western correspondents rarely do: He risked his life to call out Hamas for using Palestinians as human shields by storing bombs in residential areas. That’s a war crime under the Geneva Conventions that Ken Roth never mentions. " - Trendsmap Aug 10, 2021
    Lise Korson (@LiseKorson) Tweeted: .Mustafa Asfour & other #Gazans just want #Hamas to STOP! following the practices of their #Iran patron who taught #Hezbollah to store weapons in civilian areas. We all saw what happened in Beirut blast last August! https://t.co/XI3fzoNghw Aug 9, 2021.
    @GogoIsrael2 Replying to @afagerbakke: But, but, according to the greatest NGO's E.V.E.R. that's not the case. #Israel is targetting residential area's without any proof of weapon storage or missile platforms. Correct, Kenny @KenRoth @hrw? Are you just a blatant #Israel basher and denying your ancestry? .. Aug 9, 2021.
    When Hamas tells you you're a human shield you shut up and be a human shield. Aug 9, 2021.
    michalms (@michalms01) Tweeted: @KhaledAbuToameh @IlhanMN @AOC if you care about Palestinian lives, you would use your voice and power to help Mustafa Asfour. Or are you only “care” about Palestinians when Israel is involved? Aug 10, 2021
    yossi blachman (@YBlachman) Tweeted: @KhaledAbuToameh @elliecohanim Where is @RashidaTlaib @AOC @Ilhan @UNWatch I guess only certain Palestinian lives matter to them. Aug 10, 2021
  10. Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement YNet Accessed July 18, 2007
  11. From Collateral Damage to Human Shields: Why There Are So Many Casualties on the Palestinian Side, Sarit Zehavi, Alma Israel, July 29, 2014.
  12. Why HAMAS is Bad for Palestinians, Jerusalem Institute of Justice,May, 2017.
  13. https://embassies.gov.il/seoul-en/AboutIsrael/the-middle-east/Pages/Covenant-of-Hamas-terror.aspx
  14. "A History of the Hamas Movement". Copyright 1999-2002. MidEast Web.
  15. Hamas Wants to Kill All Jews Worldwide. By Michael Brown July 16, 2019.  A senior Hamas leader has called for the slaughter of every Jew on planet earth. Those were literally his words. https://stream.org/hamas-wants-to-kill-all-jews-worldwide/
  16. Hamas Cleric and TV Host Abu Funun: We Will Not Leave a Single Jew, Dead or Alive, on Our Land. Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) https://www.memri.org/tv/hamas-cleric-and-tv-host-abu-funun-we-will-not-leave-single-jew-dead-or-alive-our-land
  17. Hamas Cleric: Not a Single Jew Will Remain Here. On Hamas TV station, presenter tells Jews: 'We will not leave a single one of you, alive or dead, on this land.' Ari Soffer , Oct 21 , 2015 3:51 PM https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/202229
  18. https://gellerreport.com/2021/05/nazis-flags-at-pro-terror-palestinian-demo.html/
  19. Arafat ordered Hamas attacks against Israel in 2000 - Jerusalem Post
  20. Arafat's Hamas Honeymoon -FrontPage Magazine
  21. 21.0 21.1 Hamas Covenant
  22. http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4877_62.htm
  23. http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=18086
  24. http://www.alqassam.ps/english/?action=aboutus
  25. Bergman, R., waiter, G., Alterman, S. (2002). Freedom of choice: Where did we go wrong? Thus, the Palestinian Authority has become a production line for corruption and terrorism. Israel: Yedioth Ahronoth. p.59.
  26. ibid.
  27. Rocket attack is a warning to all Israel's enemies, with domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet to take action 'when necessary' Michael Burleigh for the Daily Mail, Nov 16, 2012.

    ... For sure Hamas carries out good deeds among the Palestinian poor in Gaza, with clinics and soup kitchens, but this is largely an attempt to indoctrinate them in anti-Semitic hatred by a political leadership that gives the armed wing its strategic marching orders.

    The core fighters of the military wing number several hundreds of men, trained in Iran and Syria, but there another 10,000 people who facilitate their evil deeds.

    Hamas is not some benign conservative religious party. The 2012 list of its regular human rights abuses compiled by the organisation Human Rights Watch runs to 42 pages, and includes beating people with iron bars, 102 cases of torture, and the hanging of anyone suspected of collaborating with the Israelis.

    Their fighters employ child suicide bombers and use Palestinian civilians as human shields. This is the organisation to which Jaberi devoted the last decades of his violent life.

    Jaberi, for example, is believed to have been involved in the suicide bombing of a No 6 bus in the Israeli settlement of Kfar Darom in 1995 that killed eight and wounded 60 others.
  28. http://www.cfr.org/publication/8968/#12
  29. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2006/02/mil-060218-voa05.htm
  30. 30.0 30.1 Matthew Kaminski, They Need to Be Liberated From Their God, Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2010
  31. Joel C. Rosenberg, Love Your Enemies? How The Son Of The Founder Of Hamas Went From Jihad To Jesus, review
  32. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703915204575103481069258868.html#printMode
  33. [bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8533952.stm?ad=1 BBC NEWS Hamas man's son was Israeli spy] February 24, 2010
  34. The Associated Press, Hamas spy unafraid, criticizes Islam' Mar 3, 2010'
  35. Hamas congratulates Taliban for ‘victory’ over America in Afghanistan, JNS, Aug 16, 2021 Officials of the terror group in Gaza said it proves that “the resistance of the peoples—foremost of which is our struggling Palestinian people—is destined for victory.